UFC officials announced on Wednesday that British striker Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (24-10) will take on Amir Sadollah (6-3) in a welterweight battle at UFC on FUEL TV 5.
The event takes place in Hardy’s home town of Nottingham, England, at the Capital FM Arena on September 29th. The headline bout for the night will feature heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic with the main card will airing on FUEL TV with the prelims expected to air on Facebook.
The card for UFC on FUEL TV 5 will feature many other British fighters including Brad Pickett, Che Mills, Paul Sass, and Andy Ogle.
Dan Hardy enters this fight coming off a career saving victory over Duane “Bang” Ludwig at UFC 146 in May. Prior to that fight Hardy had been on a skid losing four consecutive fights against Georges St.Pierre, Carlos Condit, Anthony Johnson, and Chris Lytle. Popular with both fans and the UFC for putting on exciting fights, Dan will now have the opportunity to take himself out of the red zone with another big performance on home soil.
Former TUF winner Amir Sadollah was last in action against Jorge Lopez at UFC on FUEL TV 3 last month. Sadollah won the fight via split decision to bounce back from his loss against Duane Ludwig in August 2011. Sadollah has spent his whole career fighting for the UFC, but has not been able to string together more than two consecutive victories. A big win over Hardy would definitely make Amir relevant in the welterweight division.